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  • Virtual or not, Air Force Marathon still a big draw

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- According to popular running websites, only 1% of the U.S. population has ever completed a 26.2-mile marathon, and those who do finish the race with an average time of 4 hours and 45 minutes.Bill Neitzke, the 88th Air Base Wing’s safety director, is among that small percentage, having completed at least 17
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar revealed as final aircraft in Air Force Marathon race series

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-119 Flying Boxcar will be the sixth and final historical aircraft featured in the inaugural History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning November 1.The History & Heritage Race Series will hold six virtual races throughout the year. Each race will feature its own
  • Virtual Air Force Marathon Packets ready for pick-up

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Virtual participants of the 25th Air Force Marathon can pick up 2021 race packet and premiums Friday, Sept. 17, noon-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-noon at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.Participant packets will be located outside in the Air Park by the C-17. Free onsite parking
  • Air Force Marathon goes virtual again for 2021

    Air Force Marathon participants pick up their race packets and shop for merchandise at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park Sept. 17, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end
  • Air Force Marathon goes virtual

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual-only event.“Teammates, I didn’t make this decision lightly — we wrestled with this quite a bit, but know that we are trying to keep your health at the forefront, as well as making sure we
  • NEWS RELEASE: Air Force Marathon prices increase March 8

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Participants of the Air Force Marathon can save a little money on registration this year if registered by March 8, when the second price increase will occur.As this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Air Force Marathon, race director Brandon Hough is ready to welcome runners back to Wright-Patterson Air
  • Goldfein emphasizes fitness by walking (actually, running) the walk

    By the time he finished 13.1 miles later, the 59-year-old Goldfein was able to claim a personal achievement and something larger – a hard to miss statement from the highest levels about the critical role fitness plays in assuring that the Air Force meets every mission, every time and everywhere.
  • Passion for fitness drives AFIMSC colonel

    As an Air Force Academy cadet, Yvonne Spencer hated running. Now – 14 marathons, 15 sprint/Olympic-distance triathlons, 10 half-ironman triathlons and 7 Ironman triathlons later – she says her passion for the challenge of training and competing has helped her become a better Airman and leader.
  • Air Force Marathon registration to open January 1

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Registration for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon opens at midnight Jan. 1, 2019.  Runners can register at www.usafmarathon.com by clicking the registration tab.“We’re excited about offering an almost entirely new race experience that we believe runners will enjoy,” said Race Director Brandon
  • Miracle at the Marathon: CPR, training save life

    When retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hudson woke on the warm overcast morning of the Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, he knew the weather would be a challenge. As ready as he was physically, what Hudson didn’t know was that his life-saving CPR and first aid training would be even more important on the course that day.
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